10 Tips for Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

1. Manage Your Energy Levels

Since there is no definitive test or treatment for fibromyalgia, having this condition can be annoying, especially if those around you are suspicious of your condition. Constant pain, especially in tender points associated with fibromyalgia (the back of the head, above the shoulders, upper chest, outside the elbows, hips, and knees), along with lack of sleep, fatigue, and a bad mood can be exhausting.

So number one on our list of fibromyalgia treatments is the importance of knowing that your symptoms are real. Find your GP and specialist doctors and believe that you will find a treatment plan that works for you. It is essential that you take time for yourself and practice self-care.

This could be a time to stop every night to rest and do something relaxing that you enjoy, such as reading or watching your favorite shows. Or it could mean spending time with people who understand, lift your spirits, and bring peace and positivity into your life. Taking breaks is also important, so it may be helpful to talk to your manager or human resources department about ways you can incorporate breaks into your workday. Flexible work and working days from home can be beneficial.

Do what you have to do every day to be kind to yourself.

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